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thedjs

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Need some help please.
on: August 06, 2018, 10:41:27 PM
My Hammer Viral Hybrid is too strong for our new THS.  I'm forced to move a lot further left than I want to or am comfortable with.  With my slower speed this is resulting in too many high hits, cross-overs and splits.  So, before the fall season, I need to get something to fit under the Viral and am looking at the Ebonite Turbo/R, the Columbia Nitrous or the Track Tundra.  If anyone has used any of these balls I would really appreciate your suggestions as to which might be the best for the drier conditions. 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need some help please.
Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 10:49:12 PM
Brunswick Twist or Columbia Scout
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Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 08:51:33 PM
Tundra is the stronger of those three. Turbo/R is about 8 boards weaker for me than the Viral Hybrid. Nitrous about 6 and Tundra about 3. All balls drilled very close and hit with used 4000 pad..

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Re: Need some help please.
Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 11:03:51 AM
Motiv Hydra. It gets down the lane and has great hitting power.
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Re: Need some help please.
Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 11:08:41 AM
Practice playing deeper so you are more comfortable doing it.
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Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 05:29:00 PM
It has been my experience that trying to find ever weaker balls to keep from moving in is seldom successful.  The exception might be going to urethane depending on your style.  I know I am an old school stroker, but following the oil in while going to stronger equipmnt, not weaker has given me a lot of success over the years. 

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Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 06:22:44 PM
+1 on what Avabob, and Ignitebowling said!! You might as well get that practice in, rather than spending money on a new piece!

Also, JamminJD's evaluation of the three balls is spot on!!

The Brunswick Twist and Columbia Scout are going to be in that Turbo/R range or weaker!
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thedjs

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Re: Need some help please.
Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 06:59:42 PM
Thanks for all the input. 

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Re: Need some help please.
Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 12:13:29 PM
For me as well. Once the THS shot burns up, I rarely have any luck staying right, even if I "ball down", and I am speed- dominant.

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Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 06:26:59 PM
For me as well. Once the THS shot burns up, I rarely have any luck staying right, even if I "ball down", and I am speed- dominant.

Sounds like me except I'm in the slower speed class.  Last week I started with my feet on 25 and target at 15 (my usual position).  Then I moved to 30 and 17.  To make a long story short, I finshed with my feet on 40+/- and my target somewhere around 25 or 30.  I can't score from this deep and believe me I have tried.  I don't have a ball in my arsenal that will help me with this condition.  So, the only solution I can come up with is to get a weaker ball (under my Hammer Viral Hybrid) and I'm leaning towards the Ebonite Turbo/R and the Columbia Nitrous.  Don't know if either of these will work but at least they are on the cheaper side so won't be a big loss if they don't.  I have to say that we don't always have this condition but it happens enough that I need something I can throw when it does happen.   

Thanks for your response.

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Re: Need some help please.
Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 07:05:13 PM
not sure if you had thought of this but some older reactive balls have a pancake block. like the hammer razyr, or some faballs or brunswick twisters.
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Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 07:09:31 PM
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Re: Need some help please.
Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 09:42:47 PM
The Tundra is good choice, the Blue Vibe might also be a good fit.

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Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 12:08:18 PM
The Tundra is good choice, the Blue Vibe might also be a good fit.


Dave do you think the Vibe might be a little too close to the Viral Hybrid to have both? 

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Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 01:08:05 PM
Not sure what it is, but the vibes all have a better core shell matchup than the viral for me.